Paneer Pizza

A couple of recipes for those who prefer eating a leisurely brunch on Sundays

For those who take it easy on Sundays and wake up at leisure, brunch is a great way of minimising time spent in the kitchen. Since it’s too late for breakfast, it’s best to settle for brunch, which ideally combines some of the lightness of breakfast and the wholesomeness of lunch. While brunch commonly includes egg recipes, pancakes, stir-fry veggies, grilled meats, soups, salads and desserts, in India it often includes traditional breakfast favourites such as idli, dosa, upma, paratha, poha and chilla, but prepared innovatively. Treat yourself to a lazy brunch with fluffy pancakes with a drizzle of maple syrup, give the humble roti a twist by sprinkling herbs such as rosemary, oregano and basil, and stuff pani puri with interesting ingredients. Serve vegetable stir-fry with cream and tortillas, or cupcakes with fruit juice frosting.

Here are some brunch recipes.

PANEER PIZZA

Ingredients

Pizza base: 1

Gravy: 100 gm

Cheese: 100 gm

Paneer: 60 gm

Onion: 30 gm

Chilli garlic sauce (adjust to taste): 10 gm

Pizza seasoning: half tsp

Coriander leaves, chopped: 1 tsp

For the gravy

Ingredients

Coriander seeds: 2 tsp

Dry red chillies: 5-6

Finely chopped ginger-garlic: 2 tbsp

Finely chopped green chillies: 1 tsp

Finely chopped tomatoes: 2 cups

Tomato puree: quarter cup

Dry fenugreek leaves: 1 tsp

Garam masala: 1 tsp

Oil for cooking

Salt to taste

Method:

Combine the red chillies and coriander seeds and dry roast on a hot griddle for a few seconds. Keep aside to cool. Blend in a mixer to make a fine powder. Keep aside. Heat oil in a pan; add the ginger-garlic and sauté on medium flame for a few seconds. Add the prepared powder and sauté on medium flame for a few seconds. Add green chillies and sauté for 30-35 seconds. Add the tomato and mix well. Cook on medium flame for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Mash the mixture well. Add the tomato puree, dried fenugreek leaves, garam masala, salt and some water. Mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes. Keep aside. Take a pizza base and spread this gravy evenly on it. Top it with cheese, paneer and onion. Bake it in an oven at 300 degrees C for 7 minutes. Garnish with coriander leaves and pizza seasoning. Serve hot.

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